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Probably the same: Studies show that these agents are fairly similar in effectiveness overall. There isn't any data comparing side effects. If you are trying to choose one, I would choose the one that improves your depression best. Some folks respond better to one or the other but we have no way of knowing that without just trying them. ...Read more
Prescribed adderal ir 30mg 3x day & neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg (nerve damage) can I take neurontin (gabapentin) at night as one dose? Does neurontin (gabapentin) effect adderall working
Clarification: Neurontin does not interact with most drugs and will not affect your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Since it has a short duration of action, cannot be taken once daily but needs thrice daily dosing. A gabapentin preparation, Gralise, however, can be taken once daily at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Klonopin (clonazepam) wafers: Any orally disintegrating medication will have an onset at least 30 minutes faster than pills. ...Read more
Orphenadrine citrate 100mg (norflex) versus orphenadrine comp tablet san (norgesic), which is better?
Norflex (orphenadrine) vs norgesic: There is no such thing as "best", "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more
I take hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, amitriptyline, xanax, (alprazolam) and cymbalta. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed, cymbalta brand new - causing nausea. Can I take ondansetron?
Wouldn't recommend: you are already on several drugs which inhibit serotonin reuptake, increasing their levels - amitriptylene, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and cyclobenzaprine all have that potential, and ondansetron does it big time. This can result in the serotonin syndrome which is dangerous and even potentially fatal. All of these drugs also produce sedation. I would talk with your provider and pharmacist about safety of this. ...Read more
Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule. Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At bed for ssri taper. 1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire taper from ambien (zolpidem). Otc meds (melatonin) help?
Once daily: this prescription is usually taken once daily, has a long half life and half daily is not the usual way taken. ...Read more
Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more
Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra
Yes: there are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more
Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering)
Can I use plexus slim with Vyvanse Lexapro Suboxone klonopin Ambien (zolpidem) hctz atenolol levothyroxine & atorvastatin?Thank you.
I took .5 klonopin (clonazepam) 2x daily w/tegretol..klonopin (clonazepam) ineffective..does tegretol reduce the length of time klonopin (clonazepam) works-8hrs or it strength?
Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.
Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more
Anti-Anxiety: Lorazepam is a medication in the benzodiazepine family that is commonly used to treat symptoms of anxiety. It is sometimes taken 2-3 times per day but should only be used as prescribed as it does have potential for habit forming behaviors (addiction). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About A Week: Lorazepam (brand name ativan) is a benzodiazepine used in the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, acute seizures including status epileptics, sedation of hospitalized patients and sedation of aggressive patients. It is a short-acting drug with no active metabolites. It has potential for tolerance and dependence so the fda recommends using only for 2 to 4 weeks. Withdrawal can be dangerous. ...Read more
Dosing varies: That dose can be given safely. However, caution should be exercised by the patient to avoid operating heavy machinery, etc. Following dosing. ...Read more
Not "overdose": First, Lorazepam needs to be prescribed by your physician, who will determine an appropriate dose for you. Second, a 2 mg dose may make someone who's not used to benzodiazepines sleepy or sedated. Depending on the use your physician intends, this may be exactly the result you want. Check with your doctor on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yikes!!: Taking too much of a benzodiazepine, such as lorazepam, cabe be very dangerous and even fatal. It's a CNS depressant and taking too much can lead to respiratory depression resulting in stop breathing while asleep. Symptoms of too much include, slurred speech, blurry vision, unsteady gaot, problems walking, lethargy, sedated. ...Read more
Lorazepam withdrawal: Tactile hallucinations (not "hulucinations") are common in withdrawal from benzodiazepines such as lorazepam. I've never seen them after a single 2mg dose. If this dose was given in an attempt to taper from ongoing benzo use, though, it may mean the person was using a much higher dose -- and the 2mg dose did not cover withdrawal symptoms. Tactile hallucinations ; other symptoms could result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was it prescribed: For that purpose? If so, yes, this dose sounds fine. However, it may be rather sedating - so you would need someone to drive you home after the procedure. ...Read more
See your prescriber.: You have to understand why you started to take this medication in the first place in order to successfully quit taking the medication. You will need supervision in decreasing then stopping the medication with the help of your pcp or psychiatrist. Just abruptly stopping the medication can cause intolerable side effects and can be dangerous especially if you have been on it for a long time. ...Read more
Habituation: Your body may become habituated to daily Lorazepam after 30 days. However, this differs from addiction, which includes a behavioral pattern of using and pursuing more and more of the drug -- often to the exclusion of other important life roles. After a month of daily use, it would be wise to taper (rather than suddenly stop) medications like lorazepam. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Sue them!!!: Just kidding... Lorazepam is a sedative and make people drowsy, sleepy and some times pass out... That's the reason for the warning not to drive or use heavy equipment and dangerous other things... Don't use sedatives again and have a check up to rule out other reasons for passing out... Cardiac, medical and neurological reasons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ativan (lorazepam): It really depends on what other medications u are taking at the same time, how the 2 mg. Affected you, how often it is prescribed, & what it is prescribed for, as well as your tolerance. By itself, & if prescribed 1 time or as needed, the dose is not that high. ...Read more
Not how Medicine Is: Please re-ask us this question but include your specific symptoms. You are asking for a chapter length answer that is not possible on health tap. ...Read more
I took 3 0.5 mg of lorazapam last thursday. Do you think they will be out of my system by this tuesday?
Yes likely: Hello Yes if you took 3 0.5 mg of Lorazepam taken last Thursday should be out of your system by Tuesday. The usual half live of Lorazepam in a healthy person is about 14 hours. So by Tuesday you should have gone through 8.5 half lives. If you did not take any more Lorazepam than only 0.39% of the original amount should remain. But you should not be taking more lorazepam than you were prescribed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you believe drugs like lorazapam are being prescribed to readily for something that could be resolved w/o a drug.
If prescribed lorazapam 1 mg how long does it take to feel relaxed and if not doing anything should another mg be taken?
Not long: Typically, Lorazepam will take effect within 15-20 minutes after taking it by mouth. Every patient responds differently and sometimes higher doses are needed. However, high doses of Lorazepam can lead to sedation and intoxication similar to alcohol, so you should speak with your prescribing physician before taking more. ...Read more
What are the likely effects of 2 mgs vs .2 mgs of lorazapam initial dose - could that be harmful if taken without tritation
Odd question: Using lorazapam or any other medication should be by prescription, and as your doctor directs. Using more than prescribed could lead to more sedation than is safe. Other medications or substances being used -- and existing medical conditions -- may worsen the danger. Ask your prescribing physician about your particular situation. ...Read more